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Old 05-09-07, 07:26 PM
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Blood ain't good to clean your rotors.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Blood ain't good to clean your rotors.
now question is, would you use denatured alcohol to clean your finger?
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Old 05-09-07, 11:05 PM
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was he attemping to do his brakes while riding?
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man that would suck. I doubt its fake, that really wouldnt be too hard to do that, just 2 days ago i was messing around with by brakes and i knocked my wheel sending it spinning at a crawling pace and it caught my nail and tore half of it loose with a fair bit of flesh, but i didnt even realise anything got hurt until i saw blood dripping. You dont really think something like that could do so much damage, it scares me...
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i did that a while ago, although not that bad. i just made my finger flat on the pad part of it. the scar is still hard, and it was like 4 years ago, ive just started getting feeling in it.
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Jebus cripes that is... oh man. Gross.
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Old 05-10-07, 06:07 PM
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ok...im never getting rear disc brakes...F that dude.
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Old 05-10-07, 06:24 PM
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o gawd. back to vee's.
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wow. i take my fingers for granted
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Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
ok...im never getting rear disc brakes...F that dude.
Front discs are sharp to when spining, probably doesn't take much speed to slice skin and tissue.

Never get fingers close when spining and don't forget it! It is strange how there are not warning stickers all over new bikes warning about rotor danger.
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Old 05-10-07, 08:06 PM
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ok there... (mental note never get finger close to rotor blades....)
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Ouch, that's pretty hardcore.
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He should have thrown the fingertip into a bucket of ice and raced to the hospital to see if surgeons could reattach. Wow, that's unfortunate.
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He did. They stuck a piece of chopped finger bone back onto the nub (I think you can see it in the after pic), wrapped it up, and let it simmer in its own juices.



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It's now been 4 weeks since my little incident of losing the end of my left index. I final got the medical description for what i did, i read it off my sick note. Here goes - Left index finger, radial oblique amputation through tuft distal phalanx. Basically, it means i took the end off at a funny angle and the end of the last finger bone with it.

The hand consultant is happy with the way it is healing but it is a very slow process that by no means will be over once the finger end has closed. I am going to endure lots of discomfort due to the end of the healed finger being hyper-sensitive. The finger will slowly need training to get to used to different textures and gripping things etc.

I'm back at the consultant on friday to have the dressing changed and see how things are going and probably get another dressing put on.


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Why don't these people go to the hospital and have the finger reattached?
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Originally Posted by bellweatherman
Why don't these people go to the hospital and have the finger reattached?
Probably can't if there is nothing to attach it to with the nail and all, just a bad situation

I am still amazed by how insane and truly sick it really is
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Bet you wont do that again...
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Originally Posted by the wonginator
now question is, would you use denatured alcohol to clean your finger?
Hell no. My ass would be going to the ER and let them deal with it. Of course I also have a great deal of respect for spinning disc type objects ever since my bad experience with a disc sander in high school wood shop. (No permanent injury, but lesson learned)
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Originally Posted by trek1
Probably can't if there is nothing to attach it to with the nail and all, just a bad situation

I am still amazed by how insane and truly sick it really is

That's absurd. How do you chop off a finger and then say that there is nothing to reattach it to? Uh, hello?!?! Mcfly, anybody home?! How about reattching the severed finger back to the part of the finger that is was severed from?! The guy should've gotten down to the hospital as fast as he could and had it reattached.
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Nerd intervention time....

It's a matter of blood supply. The fingers have poor blood supply relative to say, a leg, because there isn't enough room for fat veins and arteries to run through. Instead, hands/fingers are highly vascularized- that is the blood supply branches early on into capillary beds and blood courses through at a higher pressure to compensate for the poor flow (that's why nicked fingers bleed like a mofo).
The branching is more extensive the higher up the finger you go, and towards the tips it's nothing but spongy vascularized tissue. If you sewed that tip back on, the likely outcome would be that it would just die off (you can't sew capillaries back together).
If the finger was chopped cleanly off at the middle, then things may be different as the small vein and artery running through there could be reattached, restoring blood flow to everything above the chop.
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Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
Nerd intervention time....

It's a matter of blood supply. The fingers have poor blood supply relative to say, a leg, because there isn't enough room for fat veins and arteries to run through. Instead, hands/fingers are highly vascularized- that is the blood supply branches early on into capillary beds and blood courses through at a higher pressure to compensate for the poor flow (that's why nicked fingers bleed like a mofo).
The branching is more extensive the higher up the finger you go, and towards the tips it's nothing but spongy vascularized tissue. If you sewed that tip back on, the likely outcome would be that it would just die off (you can't sew capillaries back together).
If the finger was chopped cleanly off at the middle, then things may be different as the small vein and artery running through there could be reattached, restoring blood flow to everything above the chop.

Sounds plausible, but did you even look at the picture of his severed finger? That could have been EASILY reattached.
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Will the vascular surgeons in the forums please sign in? Or ANY M.D. for that matter.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Will the vascular surgeons in the forums please sign in? Or ANY M.D. for that matter.

Probably already had the world's most renown vascular surgeon on here. What the original poster needed to do was get his ass to the hospital and ask for a plastic surgeon. Easy fix.
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Originally Posted by bellweatherman
Probably already had the world's most renown vascular surgeon on here. What the original poster needed to do was get his ass to the hospital and ask for a plastic surgeon. Easy fix.
Aside from it looking like a piece to a jigsaw puzzle, what are you basing this on?
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